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How to Survive a Fairy Tale MAG

By Karissa Elliott, Spokane Valley, WA

If you should find yourself lost in a book,
Where certainly no one would think to look,
Follow these tips to keep yourself safe,
From witch, or from troll, or cold-blooded snake.

Be Helpful
If someone should ask you for a helping hand,
Help without thinking, do not be grand.
Chances are, they will later come back,
to assist you from a confusing trap.

Listen
If you’re given advice, listen or be doomed,
Even if it comes from an animal,
However degrading, I am sure you will find
it is highly preferable to stay alive.

Be Cunning
While there are those who mean you no harm,
There are the people on the other arm,
Most would eat you without a regret,
So stay alert to keep safe from them.

Stick to the path,
don’t open the door,
keep away from that cottage,
or we’ll see you no more.
Follow these hints,
and you will be safe,
but beware if the rules you ignore and break.

Don’t say we didn’t warn you.



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tweedle dee said...
on Oct. 29 2008 at 3:33 pm
flowed really well kinda funny and true in a way. liked it alot!

mirra13 said...
on Sep. 17 2008 at 9:06 pm
I love it, it just flows so lovely. I really enjoyed it. Keep writing.

sarh said...
on Sep. 16 2008 at 5:01 pm
I like this poem but I think you should have stuck with rhyme throughout the whole thing. I agree though- a lot of the signs are true!

kbuggy said...
on Aug. 26 2008 at 12:31 pm
this artical is sooo true so u should always try to help with watever comes along even if u dont want to

ashboo said...
on Aug. 23 2008 at 12:30 am
ehhy it's kind of dark ya know but that's pretty good

on Aug. 9 2008 at 9:54 pm
this is really good its sorta funny and just flows realy beautifully